I almost gave up.
I almost listened to the voice inside my head that told me,
Get real, Shelby. You can barely match your socks and remember to take your vitamins.
When I started out a couple months ago with the idea of creating a fundraiser- I laughed at myself.
You can’t do this, Shelby. You aren’t anyone. You can’t make a difference.
But here is the thing.
I am just like everyone else. That’s true. I am no one special. I am just a girl who doesn’t want anyone else to feel alone. To make a difference. To support other women.
And you don’t have to be a super hero to make a difference.
Because one small ripple becomes a wave. And a bunch of waves creates an ocean.
And nobody messes with the ocean.
My point, if you have something on your heart, do it. Don’t listen to the voice in your head that tells you you can’t succeed. Whether it be finishing that 5th mile, or taking your first step into the gym. Finishing school, or going back after quitting years before. Standing up for what you believe in, big or small.
All I was was a girl who felt alone. And I was tired of feeling alone. So I did something about it.
I’ve learned so much in the past 6 months.
Not everyone will get it. Not everyone will understand me. Or my ideas. Or my eagerness to create something positive in this world.
People will laugh. People will judge. People will always doubt.
But the most important thing I’ve learned is that the only opinion that matters is the one you have of yourself.
Are you proud of who you are?
Are you proud of what you stand for?
As long as you believe in yourself and what you stand for, that’s all that matters at the end of the day.
I am proud of what I stand for. I am proud of the community that myself and four other beautiful women have fought to create. I am proud of the friendships I’ve made, the stories I’ve told, the tears and smiles and time and effort . Because even though I doubted myself, even though it hasn’t been easy- I now have the opportunity to make a difference.
And at the end of the day, just ONE girl feels less alone in this, I have done what I have set out to do.
With all that chatter and run on sentences above, I am PROUD to announce, with the help of so many wonderful women, the launch of PCOS Positivity Gives Back.
For links to the fundraising website and to learn more about the PCOS Positivity movement, Click on the PCOS Positivity Gives Back tab on my homepage. Or here. That works, too.
Proceeds made through all streams of fundraising will be donated to:
For more information about this amazing grant, check out: http://www.pcoschallenge.org/confidence-grant/
Originally posted 2016-03-11 08:16:44.